International Racing Squirrels

Developed and published by Playniac, ltd. in 2012, International Racing Squirrels was recognised at events including IndieCade, Develop Indie Showcase and the Serious Play Awards.

I joined the project shortly after its free-to-play release on web browsers (in association with UK broadcaster Channel 4), helping to port it for iOS mobile devices.

International Racing Squirrels is a race management sim where you run an errant gang of misbehaving squirrels, who act a bit like glamorous soccer stars. It is set in the dark underworld of the international squirrel racing scene. Bribery, debt, hotel room trashing, gambling and secondary careers in reality TV or the pop charts are rife.

(Official copy)

My contributions (iOS version): game balancing, item & level design, narrative design & implementation, copywriting & graphic art (iOS achievements), 2D art (seasonal décals), QA (iOS & Android)
Tools: Excel, Adobe Photoshop
Platforms: browser, iOS
Exhibited at: Develop (2012), IndieCade (2012), GameCity 7 (2012), IndieCade East (2013)…